If the weather and crew works out I may head to the rigs Saturday morning and come back Sunday afternoon. Anyone planing on going this weekend or any of y'all been out that way and have a report?
We were at Petronius Friday night and the water was beautiful blue but it was dead. Put a nice bull dolphin the boat on the troll at sundown. He passed on 4 meat baits and slammed a moldcraft in hte prop wash, crazy. No fliers anywhere. Caught a few small blackfins jigging. Chunked for a while but the current was keeping the chunks on the surface and we didn't see any surface action.
Hardly any bait there. May have been a lot better at beer can and marlin and ram powell but we elected to put hte swoord lines out for the night and not to burn anymore fuel and find out.
They are in some serious blue water though, good luck to you!
We were out there Thursday and Friday last week. Noble Jim Day nothing, few marks at deep water nat. and lots of sharks, Horn Mtn had blackfins, and Marlin same. Noble Amos Runner was flaring so I am sure it was hot we just didn't have the fuel to get there. Beer can had tuna busting everywhere at day light. We were out of live bait so we skipped ballyhoo at the can. All three boats on the beer can caught at least one yellowfin in the 50-60lb range. As for us I lost ours at the boat! Tough couple days of fishing. Seas were 2-4 and 3-5 strong southwest current up against E-NE 10-15 knot wind. Rough conditions took a toll on our bait and our spirits.